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Lithuania: LRT opens song submission window for Pabandom iš Naujo 2023!

LRT, the Lithuanina national broadcaster, opened the submission window for Pabandom iš naujo 2023, the country’s national final for Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

The search for Monika Liu’s successor on the representation of Lithuania started a few hours ago with the opening of the song submission window for the 2023 national final. Those interested can submit their songs starting today, until the deadline on Monday, December 12.

Ar least 20 songs will compete to win Lithuania’s representation in Liverpool, with the first of up to five shows airing in January. Depending on the number of the songs that will be chosen, up to five shows will be broadcasted, containing: two heats, two semi-finals and the Grand Final.

Audrius Giržadas, the Head of the Lithuanian Delegation, commented:

“Every year, the Eurovision Song Contest unites and gathers people in front of television screens throughout Lithuania, Europe and even the world. This is not only an important tradition, but also a unique opportunity to show this huge audience the work of Lithuanian music artists, who we are often proud of within the country.

In recent years, in order to further raise the bar for the quality of the Eurovision national selection, we have provided support to the contestants. We will continue this, because we hope that in the selections we will see and hear both artists who attract full arenas and talented artists who are even less heard by the Lithuanian audience.”

The last winner of Pabandom iš Naujo and Lithuania’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Monika Liu with the song “Sentimemtai” and ended up in 14th place with 128 points:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Lithuanian participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

Eurovision 2022: After Sweden, four more countries take a stance against Russia’s participation in Turin!

The EBU‘s response about Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 did not satisfy Norway, Denmark, Lithuania and the Netherlands which, after Sweden, ask the EBU to reconsider its decision and not allow Russia to participate in the competition.

Following the request of the Ukrainian public television for expulsion of the corresponding Russian from the EBU, the latter in a statement underlined the apolitical nature of the competition and that it has no authority to punish its members (public radio and television), for acts committed by governments of their countries.

The Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political – cultural event that unites countries and celebrates differences through music. EBU members in both Russia and Ukraine have pledged to attend this year’s event in Turin and we intend to welcome them and let artists from both countries participate in May. Of course, we continue to monitor developments closely.

EBU

However, this response did not satisfy Sweden, which, through SVT CEO Hanna Stjärne, asked the EBU to reconsider its decision on Russia. Today, four more broadcasters have been added to the list, those of Lithuania, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

Lithuania‘s general director of public television, Monika Garbaciauskaite, said in a statement today that she would soon raise the issue of Russia’s participation with the EBU. Norwegian public broadcaster has also just released a statement taking a clear stance. In a similar climate, the Danish public television informed the EBU that it is opposed to Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022 and so did the dutch one AVROTROS a few minutes ago.

However, we have also had statements from the television of Finland, which, although they state that it is the responsibility of the EBU to make any decision regarding Russia’s participation, emphasize that they are closely monitoring the issue and will take a position on it soon.

Eurovision 2022 artists have also started taking a stance against Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022, as this year’s representatives of Latvia, Citi Zēni, have also personally asked the EBU not to allow the country that started a war in Europe to take part in the competition.

We are awaiting with interest the reactions from the other members of the EBU, but also for the final decision regarding Russia’s participation in Eurovision 2022.

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all developments!

Lithuania: The artists and the running order of the second semi-final!

A few hours ago, the Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, announced the artists who will compete and the order in which they will perform in the second semi-final of Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 (Let’s try again! 2022).

The artists of the second semi-final are:

  1. Urtė Šilagalytė – “Running Chords”
  2. Mary Mo – “Get Up”
  3. Titas ir Benas – “Getting Through This”
  4. Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There”
  5. Rūta Loop – “Call Me From the Cold”
  6. Augustė Vedrickaitė ft. Under – “Before You’re 6”
  7. Vilija Matačiūnaitė – “Šimtas vienas”
  8. Monika Liu – “Sentimentai”
  9. Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”

The second semi-final will take place on Saturday, February 5 at 20:00 CET!

Pabandom iš naujo! 2022 consists of six shows. Three heats that have already been completed, two semi-finals and a grand final. The winner will be chosen 50% by public vote and 50% by a jury.

Source: LRT

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the latest news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Lithuania: Monika Linkytė and Artūras Aleksiejus-Alekas have withdrawn from the national selection!

Monika Linkytė, that had represented Lithuania in Eurovision 2015 along with Vaidas Baumila, commented to LRT.lt, that she has to withdraw from the national selection, due to a health condition.

I have a cold, I am sick and now unfortunately I have to refrain from singing for a while. It is quite unfortunate and sad, but in this case the most important things are my voice and my health. 

Monika Vaidas

Artūro Aleksiejaus-Alekas also commented to LRT.lt that finally he won’t compete in Pabandom naujo, avoiding to comment in detail.

Personal issues, I wouldn’t like to elaborate more about this in public.

Last week, due to some unforeseen events, the group “Baltas pegasas” could not perform on stage, but we will see them perform in the third qualifying show.

We remind you that the six artists that have already qualified are the following:

  • Erica Jennings
  • Augustė Vedrickaite
  • Urtė Šilagalytė
  • Joseph June
  • Mary Mo
  • Elonas Pokanevič

The second qualifying show will take place on Saturday, the 15th of January at 20:00 CET!

Pabandom naujo 2022 comprises six shows in total. In the beginning there are three heats, with the first heat having been aired on January the 8th, moving on to two semi-finals and then ends with the selection of the Lithuanian entry in the grand final. The winner will be decided by 50% televoting combined with 50% jury voting.

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

Source: LRT

Lithuania: The artists and running order of the Second Heat!

A few hours ago the Lithuanian broadcaster, LRT, announced the artists and running order of the second Heat of “Pabandom iš naujo! (Let’s Try Again!)“. The second Heat was set to take place on Thursday, January 13, but was rescheduled – due to a Lithuanian national celebration – to be broadcasted on Saturday, January 15 at 22:00 CET.

The 11 artists who will compete in the second heat are:

1. Viktorija Kajokaitė – “Piece of Universe”
2. Gabrea – “Make It Real”
3. Clockwork Creep – “Grow”
4. Emilija Katauskaitė – “Illuminate”
5. Justė Kraujelytė – “How to Get My Life Back”
6. Titas ir Benas – “Getting Through This”
7. Ieva Zasimauskaitė – “I’ll Be There”
8. Queens of Roses – “Washing Machine”
9. Cosmic Bride – “The Devil Lives in Spain”
10. Justin 3 feat. Nanaart – “Something That Is Natural”
11. Moosu X – “Love that Hurts”

The artists who have already qualified from Heat 1 are:

  • Erica Jennings
  • Augustė Vedrickaite
  • Urtė Šilagalytė
  • Joseph June
  • Mary Mo
  • Elonas Pokanevič

Pabandom iš naujo 2022 will be consisted of 3 Heats, 2 Semi-finals and a Grand Final. The winner will be decided by both the jury and the televote with a percentage of 50% each! For the first time the jury members will not be revealed and their votes will be shown at the end of the emission so that they would not affect the public votes!

Source: LRT

Stay tuned to Eurovision Fun for all the news regarding Lithuania’s participation in Eurovision 2022!

 

Lithuania: The running order of the first heat

The running order for the first quorter final of Pabandom iš naujo! (Let’s Try Again!) was announced today by Lithuania’s public broadcaster (LRT)!

Here are the 11 artists who will compete in this quorter final:

  1. Elonas Pokanevič – “Someday”
  2. Joseph June – “Deadly”
  3. Urtė Šilagalytė – “Running Chords”
  4. Gabrielė Goštautaitė – “Over”
  5. Mary Mo – “Get Up”
  6. Augustė Vedrickaitė ft. Under – “Before You’re 6”
  7. Sun Francisco – “Dream Again”
  8. Voldemars Petersons & the Break Hearters – “Up”
  9. Aldegunda – “Holiday”
  10. Viktorija Faith – “Walk Through the Water”
  11. Erica Jennings – “Back To Myself” 

The first quarter final will take place on Saturday, January 8th (20.00 CET)!

Pabandom iš naujo 2022 will consist of six shows. Three quarter finals, two semi finals and eventually the big final! The winner will be decided by a 50% jury vote and a 50% public vote. For the first time the jury members will not be revealed and their results will be shown at the end of the show, so that the audience won’t be influenced in any way!

Last year Lithuania chose for the second consecutive time the pop-rock group, The Roop as their representative in the 2021 contest, which got them the 8th place in the Grand Final!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Stay tuned in Eurovision Fun for all the latest news and information about Lithuania in Eurovision 2022!

Source: LRT

 

Lithuania: The Roop will not participate in Eurovision 2022!

After playing for a while with the anguish of their fans, The Roop in their statements today, dispel the gossip (which they themselves started) and wanted them to try another participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, next year.

Ever since the Eurovision final took place in Rotterdam in May, we have been receiving requests to return to the national final and participate again and again. We do not say no and we do not burn bridges or close the door on this idea. However, this may not happen this year (we are talking about 2022).

Eurovision has taught us a lot. There must be fun in an international context. As a result, we had to take a broader look when we got there.

We also want to share some experiences with new participants. Here, it is not only the song that matters, but also how you present it – the image has to match the song… Just feel what you want to say and follow it… Eurovision is not a goal, but a great start. So do not give up, no matter how successful you are.

We are very happy that Eurovision fans all over the world have us in their hearts. It is a united family full of good feelings, where we feel comfortable!

We remind you that these rumors started last week, when on the occasion of the release of their new song, which lasts exactly three minutes and was accompanied on YouTube by the description: Eurovision 2022, the well-known band avoided giving a clear answer to the question, whether they will participate again in the “Pabandom iš naujo”, through which the selection of Lithuania will be made this year as well.

Lithuania finished 8th at Eurovision 2021, with The Roop and Discoteque, which is the second best place the country has won in the history of the competition, after LT United 6th in 2006 with We Are The Winners .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Source: LRT

Lithuania: The Roop back at Eurovision?

The possibility is left open for The Roop to participate again in the Eurovision song contest, in its upcoming edition, next May in Turin. The band, which reached the eighth place in Rotterdam, in today’s interview on the country’s public television turned a blind eye to a new participation.

Earlier they released a new song, putting in the title and description Eurovision 2022. The Roop did not answer if this is joke or if it will be their participation in the national final.

Lithuania for another year will choose its participation and its representative through the national final, which it calls “Pabandom iš naujo” (“Let’s try again”). The deadline for applications was November 25.

Up to 36 contestants, who will be selected to participate, will be given financial support (up to 54,000 euros in total), for the production of the songs and the stage appearance of their participation.

Pabandom iš naujo will start at the beginning of January and depending on the number of participants will consist of up to 6 shows (3 preliminary stages, 2 semifinals and a grand final). It is not yet known whether an audience will be allowed to attend.

Lithuania finished 8th at Eurovision 2021, with The Roop and Discoteque, which is the second best place the country has won in competition history, after LT United 6th in 2006 with We Are The Winners .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNweec5olYw

Would you like to see The Roop represent Lithuania with Ohmygodable?

Lithuania: Listen to a snippet of The Roop’s “Discoteque”! (Video)

On Friday, Roop’s song for Eurovision, Discoteque, will be released on all electronic platforms, while the next day they will perform it live in the second qualifying round of Pabandom iš Naujo. A while ago, however, they published a small teaser of it!

 

Δείτε αυτή τη δημοσίευση στο Instagram.

 

Η δημοσίευση κοινοποιήθηκε από το χρήστη THE ROOP (@theroopband)

This year, Lithuania Public Broadcaster decided to reduce its national final for Eurovision to just 4 shows. Two qualifying rounds, a semifinal and a final. Roop are guaranteed a place in the final of Pabandom iš Naujo 2021, which will take place on February 6.

Below are photos from the rehearsals they performed for their appearance next Saturday:

Roop after their victory last year at Pabandom iš Naujo 2020, would represent Lithuania with On Fire, a song that was among the big favorites for the victory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EAUxuuu1w8

What is your first impression of Discoteque?

Lithuania: By April 1st they will decide for Eurovision 2021

Lithuania’s Public Television (LRT), through its Deputy General Manager, Gytis Oganauskas, has announced that it will announce its intentions for Eurovision 2021 by 1st of April.

Already The Roop, one of the big favorites of this year’s competition with “On Fire”, had announced that they would like to compete in the next contest, not all of the artists selected this year and not finally competing, since Eurovision 2020 due to the crown. canceled. Indeed, their desire was to perform the same song. But the EBU, in its announcement yesterday, made it clear that this year’s songs cannot compete in 2021, as the September 1 regulation is also valid for the time being.

Lithuania’s public television is now called upon to decide whether The Roop will represent it in another song in 2021 or whether they will host their national final again.

Let’s enjoy “On Fire” once again, which would be Lithuania’s participation in this year’s competition:

https://youtu.be/1EAUxuuu1w8

Source: LRT